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Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle whil...

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Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Written by

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay)
Shinobu Hashimoto (Writer)
Hideo Oguni (Writer)
Ryûzô Kikushima (Writer)

Runtime

139 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

japan peasant 16th century gold assault hostile